Category Archives: Joint Knowledge

Joint Knowledge: Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow (clinically called medial epicondylitis) is an injury to the elbow joint tendons. Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow, but it affects a different part of the elbow. Tennis elbow is an injury on the outside of the elbow. Golfer’s elbow, on the other hand, is an injury on the inside of the […]

Joint Knowledge: Dislocations and Subluxations

Dislocations happen commonly in ball-and-socket joints. These joints move freely in nearly any direction. The shoulder and hip are the primary ball-and-socket joints in the human body. However, this freedom of movement also leaves them prone to dislocation and subluxation injuries. This happens when the “ball” slips out of place and loses its connection with […]

Joint Knowledge: Common Hip Injuries Part II

Previously, we discussed hip injuries and looked at several different hip injuries. Today, we’re going to take a deeper dive and explore some of the most common specific injuries. Fractures of the Femoral Neck The hip is a joint that joins the femur (the thigh bone) with the pelvis. Both bones can be broken or […]

Joint Knowledge: The Spine

Your spine may be the second most important part of your anatomy, second only to the brain. The spine provides structure to our bodies, giving them shape and allowing them to withstand the forces of gravity. This is not the spine’s only job; it also protects the spinal cord, which connects the brain to the […]

Joint Knowledge: The Rotator Cuff

The shoulder is a remarkable joint!  It performs the upper body’s most powerful functions and allows for an intricate and complex range of motion. The muscles around the shoulder have been responsible, in part, for the rapid advance of primate evolution.   They are even important in human-to-human communication, helping convey frustration…   joy…   […]

Joint Knowledge: The Ankle

The ankle is a hinge joint made up of three bones: the tibia (shinbone) and fibula (the lateral bone of the leg), and the talus (foot bone). They two bones on the lower leg join with the talus to form the ankle joint.  In addition to the tibia, fibula, and talus, proper function of the […]

Joint Knowledge: The Hand and Wrist

The hand and wrist consist of 27 different bones. Unlike other bones in your anatomy, the physiology of your wrist and hand function to aid in movement. These joints move, roll, and maneuver so that you are better able to grasp objects, form feats of dexterity, and manage tasks that you likely never think about. […]

The Top 10 Posts of 2019

Today is the last Friday of 2019 and, if you’ve been a part of the Flex Fam for some time, you know that Fridays are a special day of the week for us. Each Friday–which we’ve dubbed Flex Friday–we strive to publish an article with actionable tools, helpful tips, or background knowledge on topics relating […]

Joint Knowledge: The Elbow

The elbow joint connects the upper arm and the forearm. It is one of the body’s most frequently used joints, and many important structures pass through or around it. The elbow contains a large amount of lubricating liquid (which is, sadly, not called elbow grease). This lubricant allows the elbow to make smooth, precise movements even when it is bearing a substantial weight load.

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